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Ubuntu installation

In order to run the public simulation of TIAGo it is preferable to get a fresh installation of Ubuntu 14.04.5 LTS as follows

Use this ISO to install a fresh Ubuntu OS in your development computer. Afterwards, you can proceed installing ROS as explained in the next section.

Specific system dependencies installation

We need to install the libopencv-nonfree-dev library which will be used in the tutorials for educational purposes. Open a terminal an run the following instructions

ROS installation

Set up ROS packages sources

In order to install the required ROS packages for running TIAGo's simulation first, as explained in ROS Indigo installation, it is required to include packages.ros.org in the debian sources:

sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://packages.ros.org/ros/ubuntu $(lsb_release -sc) main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ros-latest.list'

The set up the required keys to access the debian sources:

In case of getting a gpg: keyserver timed out error try the following:

ROS packages installation

install use the following instruction

Append the following command to ~/.bashrc to allow any console to use the catkin commands


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